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Airlines make traveling with pets easier with guideline for pet carriers

Posted Sep 24 2009 8:13am
Until recently, there haven't been any standards for pet carriers allowed in carry-on luggage on airlines. Yesterday eight major airlines launched the Guaranteed On-Board Program, "a pet carrier insurance program that will guarantee members full reimbursement of the cost of their air ticket and their pet’s travel expenses if they are ever refused permission to fly."

Participating airlines include:

  • American Airlines
  • Midwest Airlines
  • AirTran
  • Continental
  • Delta
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines

The in-cabin carrier sizes approved for the GOB Program are:

  • Small: 16 in long x 10 in wide x 8.5 in in height – suitable for pets up to 8 lbs
  • Medium: 18 in long x 11 in wide x 10.5 in in height suitable for pets up to 16 lbs
  • Large: 20 in long x 11.75 in W x 11.5 in in height suitable for pets up to 22 lbs

For more information, visit the Guaranteed On-Board Program website, put together by the Sherpa Pet Group.

Image source: American Airlines Pics

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